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Coddenham. St Mary. 29.5.09.JPG
Church of St Mary, Coddenham
Coddenham is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population570 (2005)[1]
620 (2011)[2]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP6
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°08′42″N 1°07′08″E / 52.145°N 1.119°E / 52.145; 1.119Coordinates: 52°08′42″N 1°07′08″E / 52.145°N 1.119°E / 52.145; 1.119

Coddenham is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located to the north of the A14 road, 8 miles north of Ipswich, the parish also includes the hamlet of Coddenham Green. In 2005 its population was 570,[1] increasing to 620 at the 2011 Census. Village facilities include a village shop and café, a country club offering themed evenings, darts, pool and snooker, a pub, and the large and popular community & sports hall.

During the Roman occupation of Britain, Coddenham was the largest settlement in Suffolk.[3] There were two Roman forts at the site at Baylham House, which was known as Combretovium. The Roman road from Colchester (then Camulodunum) to Caistor St Edmund (then Venta Icenorum) in Norfolk ran through the town. Today it is a rural village with good amenities, excellent countryside walks, and a large and well-equipped children's play area.

The place-name 'Coddenham' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Codenham. The name means 'Codda's homestead'.[4]

The village was struck by an F1/T3 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[5]


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  3. ^ St Mary, Coddenham Suffolk Churches
  4. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.115.
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